All stem cells

Single cells encapsulated in hydrogel

September 3, 2020

Coaxing single stem cells into specialized cells

New gel deposition technique developed at UIC

Fish oil supplement

June 11, 2020

Adult stem cell study shows fish oil may help with depression

UIC researchers use stem cells from adults with depression to test treatments

June 5, 2019

Recreating embryonic conditions at break sites can help bones heal faster

Mechanical stress helps stem cells form new bone

Abstract medical image

May 24, 2019

New neurons form in the brain into the tenth decade of life, even in people with Alzheimer’s

Neurogenesis may moderate effects of brain pathology

Asrar Malik

November 17, 2016

Blood-clotting receptor shown to have a role in normal stem cell differentiation

Plays one role in mature cells; another during embryonic development

Endothelial cells formed from stem cells treated with growth factors and glutamine withdraw form blood vessels.

June 23, 2016

Starving stem cells may enable scientists to build better blood vessels

Shift in metabolism pushes cells to differentiate

Left: Endothelial cells derived from stem cells treated with growth factors alone don’t form blood vessels. Right: Endothelial cells derived from stem cells treated with growth factors and glutamine withdrawal form organized blood vessels.
Dead Islet Cells

January 25, 2016

Encapsulated human islet cells can normalize blood sugar levels in mice

A step towards a cure for diabetes

Blood smear illustrating sickle cell anemia

September 16, 2015

UI Health validates cure for sickle cell in adults

Chemotherapy-free treatment offers hope to adult patients

June 25, 2015

Researchers uncover epigenetic switches that turn stem cells into blood vessel cells

‘Epigenetic’ changes determine the fate of embryonic cells

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